On Monday in my post called Cold Snap Hits Brisbane and Queensland’s South-East I had a bit of a whinge about a slightly chilly Australia. Well, not slightly chilly everywhere, in some places downright cold.
Although night-time temperatures are rather chilly here in Brisbane, during the day the weather is still pretty good, often almost touching 20°C. Which is great, because right now it is our winter holidays with the kids having two weeks off of school.
For some, this is a good time to get away for a week or so and have a bit of a break. As this country is predominantly hot, a weeks skiing can make a wonderful change…
Image courtesy of Enochlau
So the weather that I mentioned in Thredbo in Monday’s article is most welcome. It looks like continuing throughout this week as well…
If you remember, we ourselves fancied a bit of ‘cold’ a few years ago when we went to Tasmania for a snowball fight in the middle of winter. But if cold isn’t your thing and you really can’t stand these sub 20°C temperatures, then maybe your preference is to go somewhere a little warmer.
Australia’s got you covered.
Image courtesy of Malcolmj
This is the weather forecast right now for Port Douglas and as you can see, it’s going to get warmer throughout the week…
Port Douglas is a small town in Far North Queensland about 70 kilometres north of Cairns. It is also ideally placed for the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, two World Heritage listed areas. I’ve not been, but I’ve spoken to people who have and many describe it as an absolute paradise, especially at this time of the year.
You won’t find me skiing in Thredbo anytime soon as my preference is not to spend half of my holiday in hospital nursing one or more broken bones. Port Douglas, on the other hand, is a place I will definitely be visiting one winter.
Yes, this is the one time of the year that Australia can offer both hot and cold holidays depending on your preference, just take your choice.